STAFFORDSHIRE ASTBURY WHIELDON-TYPE FIGURE OF A BAGPIPER, CIRCA 1755.

Est. $700-$1,000

Streaked and splashed in blue, ochre and manganese brown underglaze oxides. Height 6 ¼ inches.

Provenance: Leo Kaplan Limited, New York City, 1995.

Literature: A group of similar figures, including musicians, are discussed and illustrated in Pat Halfpenny, “English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840,” pp. 21-30, cl. pl. 1.; two bagpipe players are illustrated in Ross E. Taggart, “The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection of English Pottery,” p. 92, n. 311; p. 93, n. 321 and p. 94, nos. 322 and 325.

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